Eventprofslive – The Goring

Iconic and fabulous is how I would describe The Goring and it’s hard to believe when you exit the tube station at Victoria in just a five minute stroll you stumble upon it…  Not that I have anything against Victoria but you really do feel like you are a million miles away.

The Goring was the location of last week’s networking event and not to be outdone by England’s wonderful result in the World Cup that same night, it was a great night.

Our event started with champagne on arrival in The Drawing Room where we met a new member (welcome Victoria) and had a fab catch-up. Splitting into two small groups we then had a site visit of all the fab meeting and event spaces and, the bedrooms.

In regards meeting and event spaces, The Goring can accommodate 4 to 100 in any of their private rooms.  The Garden Room is the largest of their private event spaces and features its own conservatory, leading out onto The Goring’s gardens.  The Drawing Room has the most stunning woven wallpaper designed by Fromental and can host up to 12 for an event.  The Goring has a further two event spaces The Silver Room and The Boardroom both equally as stunning. You can read more on the meeting and event  spaces here.

Up next on the site visit was to see the bedrooms.  There are 69 in total with five different categories, each one individually designed and radiating the best in English design. The most luxurious being The Most Splendid Garden Rooms, overlooking The Goring’s private garden and with Gainsborough silk-lined walls, crisp Italian linen and lovingly crafted bespoke furniture, the Most Splendid Garden Rooms offer a touch of glamour.

After our site visit it was back to our private dining room for some pretty stunning canapes, more catching up and then our own private dinner.  The Goring has a Michelin Star and it’s Dining Room is one of the most admired London restaurants for fine dining.  The food was AMAZING and our group loved it.

Thank you so much to Sarah of Pineapple and Chiara from The Goring for hosting out group and showing us all of the wonderful meeting and event spaces The Goring has to offer.  It is truly stunning and we know a lot of our members can’t wait to use the private dining rooms for some pretty special corporate dinners.  Please reach out to Sarah for any further information. ​


The Hospital Club – Eventprofslive Feb Event

We at Eventprofslive are finally out of winter, we know this because this morning we had a breakfast event at The Hospital Club and we had 100 percent attendance! This would never happen in winter for an early start though it may also have something to do with the intrigue of our venue! Every one of our members had heard of it but never actually been.

The Hospital Club is based just by Covent Garden station and is a private members club for the creative industries offering the facilities it needs to connect, collaborate and create. Split over seven stories, the building has so many amazing spaces for hire from a fully equipped tv and music studio and screening room to different sized function and event spaces and to top it all off – 15 stunning hotel rooms. The spaces can be utilized for events from 2 to 300 and you can find out more about all of the spaces here.  The types of events that would suit the spaces perfectly range from general meetings to conferences, drinks receptions, lunches and dinners to private screenings. One of my favourite rooms is the Oak Room which has its own bar, lounge and adjoining balcony. The events you could hold in this room would be amazing with a capacity to take up to 125 standing, it even has its own DJ setup, ready to go!

Our event started at 8.00 am with a site visit of all the lovely event spaces followed by a tasty breakfast and catch-up with the group. I have hosted quite a few events at The Hospital Club and the food has always been outstanding. The restaurant has a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association which means their approach to locally produced food is always in season and will always (as I have witnessed) be fabulous. One of my favourite ever tastings I did was at The Hospital Club.

After a quick catch-up it was a tour of the bedrooms and then off to work which meant we all pretty much got to work on time! The bedrooms were launched in 2015 and where designed by Russell Sage Studios. They are stunning and range from standard rooms up to suites with state-of-the-art sound and vision AND rainforest showers. The best thing though is the evening turndown cocktail trolley.

We loved our breakfast and show round – big thanks to Simone and the team for hosting us. For more information on The Hospital Club or any of their meeting and events spaces contact them here.


Our Eventprofslive event -Herbert Berger at Innholders Hall

Herbert Berger at Innholders Hall – January Event

“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into abundance or not at all” 

What a quote! Our second event for January was held at Innholders Hall, a fabulous venue in central London (just by Cannon Street Station) with a fabulous reputation for fine food and wine.  The food was absolutely outstanding.


On a cold Monday evening, 13 of our members arrived at Innholders to be met by Elena, the very glamorous Events & Marketing Manager of Innholders and our host for the evening. After a few glasses of champagne and some pretty outstanding canapes, we moved off for a tour of the venue and the kitchen where we were very lucky to meet Herbert Berger, Chef Director at Innholders Hall whom brings contemporary, classic and seasonal cooking to Innholders with his three times Michelin Stars.

Innholders Hall has a variety of spaces to suit all events with The Great Hall, with its original cladding dating back to 1670 being to hold up to 150 theatre/48 cabaret, The Old Court Room being able to hold up to 30 reception and The New Court Room being able to host up to 35 reception/23 boardroom.  There really is a variety of spaces to suit all and all rooms are equally as stunning.

After our tour we were given a welcome speech by the very charismatic John (whom has been looking after Innholders Hall for quite some time) before moving off for dinner.

Dinner was served with matching wines and was quite honestly, amazing. Each of our 4 courses was perfect and along with some pretty funny conversations (obviously about events!!) it made for a lovely evening.

We would like to thank Herbert, Elena and the lovely team so much for hosting us and if you would like more information on Innholders Hall please do contact Elena here (and tell her we sent you!)

Innholders Hall
30 College Street
London
EC4R 2RH


Darts

London based Flight club is very hot right now and quite rightly so. It seems people just can’t get enough of darts and after a few throws last week with darts expert Justin Irwin, I can see why.

I like to think outside of the box with my events and try to do things a little differently so, I threw out a question to my social media network a few months back asking how to find a darts expert. The lovely Amanda Thurlow came back with a suggestion to check out the Capital Arrows website which is a fab website that helps you find darts pubs in London and also has a lot of really great information on darts.  The website lead me to Justin (phew… see the power of social media) whom I then contacted and the rest is history.

Justin has now come along to two of my events in which I hired the private room at the Three Lords pub in Aldgate and my clients have loved it.  Justin is amazing with the guests and is very flexible in terms of how you want the event to run. He will come back to you with a suggested itinerary and in, in the case of my latest event, adapt to a not so structured event and let people get a feel for darts at their own leisure.

I really hope to do another darts event soon and if you are looking for some help for your event, I would recommend you get in touch with Justin here.

 


Eventprofslive event at Chel-Ski

Hands down, our event last Tuesday was one of my favourites we have done for Eventprofslive and I was only a spectator.

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I really struggle with ideas for team building events and some of the better ones have been done to death. With Chel-Ski, I’ve found group activity gold. Chel-Ski only opened in December last year so your forgiven if you’ve not yet heard about them. Located in the heart of Chelsea, they provides a controlled setting for ski and snowboard lessons and a bit of training.  The best way to describe it is a huge treadmill covered in fake snow carpet  and our group loved it.

Our event actually started next door at Clip n Climb which is a series of climbing walls that you tackle whilst “clipped” into a safety harness. Our members had a great time and if I could post the video of the lovely Karis on one of the climbs without her killing me, I would. She had a ball and I have seriously never laughed so much in my life.
After spending about 45 minutes trying various climbs, jumps and slides, our group moved through to Chel-Ski and tried their hands on the slopes and I couldn’t get them off… even for a drink.

Now you’re not allowed, quite rightly, to consume alcohol before you climb or ski but you can afterwards so the group had a few glasses of bubbles and tucked into some pretty amazing fondue and canapés. The cafe has a variety of menu options available to groups and the fondue was pretty amazing.

As a venue for corporates, this is a pretty great option.  It is something different, interesting and I imagine with clip-n-climb would bring out everyone’s competitive side. You can find more details on pricing via their websites here and contact the lovely Jo Whittaker for further information!

 


Batty Langleys

Last week we attended a breakfast and introduction to THE most stunning boutique hotel, Batty Langley’s.

Batty Langley’s is situated in Spitalfields, a short walk from both Moorgate and Liverpool street stations, and is named after Batty Langley whom published popular handbooks from 1696 – 1741 on English Garden Design.

Finished to impeccable  detail, every room feels like you have taken a step back to a Georgian aristocrats private bedroom. It feels so comfortable but beautiful.  In every room we were in awe of all the perfectly placed artwork and tapestry pieces.  Each of its 29 rooms have their own names because according to its owners “we name our rooms because we don’t believe in numbering our guests” and my favourite was the one with the toilet hidden behind a bookshelf where pushing the book, opened the door to a toilet that was literally a throne.

The hotel has a handful of private areas that can be used for meetings and private lunches and I would use one of its snugs for a small meeting or,as a space for a working lunch with a twist. Delegates from overseas would love this hotel.  I could also see it as a great place for a book reading or small group round-table.

You really need to see this hotel for yourself. The Hotel is currently running breakfast introductions to the hotel. You can register here. 

Batty Langley’s – 12 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BX.

 

 

 

 


Ladies lunch at South Place Hotel

I use the term “ladies” loosely. We start our lunches off very posh, polite and pretty and usually by the end of our lunch at least half the group is slurring and speaking level has become shouting.. #class

That said, ladies lunch once a month has become something I very much look forward to and this month, we went to South Place Hotel, just by Moorgate station.south place 1

South Place Hotel offers a bottomless Bellini brunch were when you purchase as least 2 courses, you can have bottomless Bellinis, Prosecco or Mimosas for £15.  The menu is fab and offers everything atypical of a brunch menu.  I personally went for the smoked chicken cobb salad which to be fair, I could have just had that and been fine but as we “had” to have two courses, I also went for the Longhorn Rump burger with bacon and cheese and a side of chips (obviously).  My group of 10 tried a variety of things but to me, the omelette and the fish and chips looked the best.south place menu

The bill came to £40 each and we had A LOT to drink. I would highly recommend it and I know I will be going back! If you want to know more or book, click here! 


our next #eventprofslive breakfast event

Who would have thought that two people who met on Twitter could become good friends and develop what is becoming one of London’s best #eventprofs networking groups! We sure do love the social media ha ha

Kate and I launched our group just give months ago and since then our evening networking events are going so well that we are now starting breakfast events too.

On Wednesday 25 November, a few of our members are heading over to Batty Langley’s in Spittlefields for breakfast and a tour of the city’s most exclusive boutique hotel.  The event is hosted by the fabulous Alexander Ryll of Hazlitt’s Hotels and the delicious Hotel Cocktail Blog and you can register you interest to attend here.  

Alexander says Batty Langley's

“Batty Langley’s in the past was home to silk merchants, petty thieves, tarts and vagabonds, and we have created Georgian elegance and witty charm”

I can’t wait to see it.  The address is in Folgate Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BX and you can register for you tickets here.  Kate and I hope to see you there and don’t forget to mention #eventprofslive when you register!


October – #eventprofslive at The Ritz

Last Wednesday Kate & I hosted our October #eventprofslive networking event for Event Managers at The Ritz.

On arrival, our group of 10 met in The Ritz Fine Jewellery and if trying on £1M diamond rings isn’t the best start to your event, then I don’t know what is.  On arrival, we were greeted with wonderful champagne and after a brief introduction on the collection, our group was allowed to try on the pieces. It really was a once in a lifetime opportunity. How many people can say they have tried on jewellery at The Ritz. I couldn’t stop raving about it when I got back work and already have enquires to host another client event there.

The Ritz112064083_10153593574216224_664880410_nAfter trying on the jewellery, we were then given a show round of all the fabulous private dining spaces in The Ritz. There are so many different options and different ways the different rooms work together. My two favourites are the music room and the red room. Any event you held there would be stunning, its The Ritz!  If you would like to find out more about the different spaces you can email them here.

After our show round our group had a lovely spot in the hotel were we could network and eat fabulous canapés. One our group was gluten free and had her own plate of canapés, instantly. The service was perfect, the staff delightful.

A few of us left around 9.00 pm and the rest of the party stayed on to drink Champagne.. it really was a great night.

Our #eventprofslive is gaining new members every week. We love it and find the networking a nice mix of work and life and the chance each month to see a new venue so useful. We talk about everything from event trends to getting over jet lag.  You can email us here for more information.